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Assessment of Distress and Quality of Life: A Comparison of Self-Assessments by Outpatients with a Schizopsychotic Illness and the Clinical Judgment of Nurses
Department of Psychiatry, NU-Hospital Organisation, Trollhättan, Sweden; Academy of Sahlgrenska, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Academy of Sahlgrenska, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, UniversityWest, Trollhättan, Sweden.
Academy of Sahlgrenska, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Primary Health Care Research Development and Education Centre, Vänersborg, County Administration of West Sweden, Sweden.
Department of Psychiatry, NU-Hospital Organisation, Trollhättan, Sweden; Department of Psychology, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, ISSN 0883-9417, E-ISSN 1532-8228, Vol. 29, no 5, 284-289 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to investigate how self-assessments of perceived distress and quality of life in patients with schizopsychotic illness are associated with nurse assessments of symptoms, function and life situation. Data were obtained through interviews that used evidence-based rating and visual analogue self-rating scales. Descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses were used to process the data. The results demonstrated that the patient self-ratings did not correlate with the nurse assessments, and the perceived distress was not affected by remission status. The findings indicate that patient self-assessments are not a sufficient basis for decisions regarding appropriate treatment interventions.

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2015. Vol. 29, no 5, 284-289 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37643DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2015.05.001ISI: 000362155700005PubMedID: 26397430OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37643DiVA: diva2:847664
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Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2015-12-14Bibliographically approved

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